Over 2,000 children from diverse backgrounds in the city of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, enjoyed fun filled Yuletide party courtesy of the Nectars Universal Consult (NUC); a charity organisation.
The children who emerged from their different schools with their teachers and parents converged at the Fun Spot, a recreation centre in the state where they were treated to different exciting children activities to mark the end of the first term academic calendar.
The centre, situated at the MKO Abiola International Stadium came alive p0pp as the children in their colorful outfits popped around to music, giving the atmosphere unusual ambience of exhilaration.
Away from home and school, the students were able to free themselves, played several games such as Thug of war, Train ride, Horse ride, Gun shooting among other entertaining games.
The Coordinator, Samuel Olawunmi, while speaking with news men said that the event was meant to give the children fun filled Christmas celebration.
He said: "The purpose of this event is to give children Christmas and Yuletide experience. We all know the situation of Nigeria, not all parents have the time resources to give their children befitting Christmas that is why we came out as an organization to rally round with some stakeholders to encourage the children.
"We are reaching out to over 2,000 children both at primary and secondary levels of learning and there was no criteria for invitation. We considered children from both the rural and urban environment. We are charity organisation so we didn't take anything from them.
"Some who could afford money paid some amount. We collected token from some schools that could pay while we considered those schools that are not so buoyant."
He said the programme would enable the children to build their confidence and encourage them inculcate morals in them.
Shakirat dosunmu one of the coordinator said that the yuletide program was organised to Publicize Nectars and to share love with one another . She also advise the parents to teach their children how to love one another and also tends to let the children exposed.
One of the children who simply identified herself as Teniola, a basic three pupils expressed pleasure in the programme, saying that so far, activities enjoyed had exposed her to new children lives seem alien to her earlier.